December 23, 2013

The Rev. Alfred Reed Bennett, 87, a devoted father and grandfather, of Rockingham, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Gipsy, Pa., on March 1, 1926, to the late Rev. Oran Reed Bennett. His stepmother was Laura Bennett. He was from a family of seven brothers and six sisters; four brothers and two sisters now survive him.

The Rev. Bennett was a Wesleyan Methodist minister and a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Springhill Wesleyan Church in Hamlet.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Irene Dees Bennett and daughter, Carolyn Morgan.

Survivors include his daughter, Sharon Oxendine of Rockingham; son, Billy Bennett (Brenda) of Rockingham; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church with a memorial service beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Irwin Luther officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bennett family.

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